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Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning library chair by Pierre Jeanneret. Made for the Central Library of Punjab University in Chandigarh. Solid teak chair with cane seat and brown cushion. Excellent condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
H 28 in. W 18.5 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Jeanneret Library Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A good authentic set of two Chandigarh chairs. Artisanally and locally made with pegged solid teak and braided canework in the 1960s. This type is known as the Library chair. The x- ...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

  • Pair of Jeanneret Library Chairs
  • Pair of Jeanneret Library Chairs
  • Pair of Jeanneret Library Chairs
  • Pair of Jeanneret Library Chairs
H 30.32 in. W 19.69 in. D 18.51 in.
Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, circa 1959-1960
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Paris, FR
This piece comes from the famous Chandigarh project in India, as when India gained independence in 1947, Nehru decided to commission a contemporary architect for the creation of the ...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wicker, Teak

  • Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, circa 1959-1960
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, circa 1959-1960
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, circa 1959-1960
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, circa 1959-1960
H 31.11 in. W 20.48 in. D 18.51 in.
Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, circa 1959-1960
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Paris, FR
Teak and wicker Measures: H. 75 x L. 47 x P. 49 cm H. 29.53 x L. 18.5 x D. 19.29 inches Intended for the library of the University of Punjab, Chandigarh, India.
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Mid-20th Century Indian Chairs

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Wicker, Teak

  • Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, circa 1959-1960
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, circa 1959-1960
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, circa 1959-1960
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, circa 1959-1960
H 29.53 in. W 18.5 in. D 19.29 in.
Library Chair by Pierre Jeanneret, a Pair
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pierre Jeanneret, library chair, a pair, India, 1952-1965 H.C 14 / 33, 43, 47, 79 Meaning chairs nr 33, 43, 47, 79 for Room 14 of the High Court of Chandigarh It's a rare feat t...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Teak

  • Library Chair by Pierre Jeanneret, a Pair
  • Library Chair by Pierre Jeanneret, a Pair
  • Library Chair by Pierre Jeanneret, a Pair
  • Library Chair by Pierre Jeanneret, a Pair
H 29.93 in. W 18.51 in. D 18.51 in.
Library Chair by Pierre Jeanneret, Set of Four
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pierre Jeanneret, library chair, set of four, India, 1952-1965 H.C 14 / 33, 43, 47, 79 Meaning chairs nr 33, 43, 47, 79 for Room 14 of the High Court of Chandigarh It's a rare f...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Teak

  • Library Chair by Pierre Jeanneret, Set of Four
  • Library Chair by Pierre Jeanneret, Set of Four
  • Library Chair by Pierre Jeanneret, Set of Four
  • Library Chair by Pierre Jeanneret, Set of Four
H 29.93 in. W 18.51 in. D 18.51 in.
Set of Four Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Stockton, NJ
Set of six teak library chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret for the Central Library of Punjab University, Chandigarh. Solid lacquered teak frame with woven cane seat. Provenance: C...
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Set of Six Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Altwies, LU
Set of six library chairs with teak headband and caned seat stretched on a profiled structure forming a double X base joined by a spacer at the rear. Restoration of use and mainten...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Chairs

Materials

Teak

  • Set of Six Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
  • Set of Six Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
  • Set of Six Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
  • Set of Six Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
H 30.32 in. W 18.51 in. D 16.15 in.
Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pierre Jeanneret library chair designed for the Panjab University Library in the city of Chandigarh, India. The chair is made out of solid teak and cane with original cushion seat.
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Chairs

Materials

Teak

  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
H 39.25 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Four Pierre Jeanneret Library Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A stunning very well matched set of 10 PJ-SI-51-A Library or dining chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret for the University Library in Chandigarh India. Solid teak , hand-made cons...
Category

Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Teak

  • Four Pierre Jeanneret Library Chairs
  • Four Pierre Jeanneret Library Chairs
  • Four Pierre Jeanneret Library Chairs
  • Four Pierre Jeanneret Library Chairs
H 11.81 in. W 7.28 in. D 7.48 in.
Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Pierre Jeanneret , Chandigarh Library chair in teak and cane . "x" legged construction and angled backrest . Set of 4 available .
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Vintage 1960s Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
  • Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
H 30.5 in. W 18.5 in.
Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair AUTHENTIC Chandigarh PJ-SI-51-A
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Dietikon, CH
We can make a set of 10 of them. Chair, 1959-1960. Designed for the University Library and the High Court. Completely restored. Wonderful patina on the fantastic teak. Cane is red...
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair from Chandigarh PJ-SI-51-A
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Dietikon, CH
Chair, 1959-1960. Designed for the University Library and the High Court. Completely restored. Wonderful patina on the fantastic teak. Cane is redone in 2016. You get an cushion too....
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

1 Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair from Chandigarh PJ-SI-51-A
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Dietikon, CH
Chair, 1959-1960. Designed for the University Library and the High Court. Completely restored. Wonderful patina on the fantastic teak. Cane is redone in 2016. You get an cushion too....
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair Model No. PJ-SI-54-A Chandigarh, 1960s
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in London, Greater London
Pierre Jeanneret Library ChairModel no. PJ-SI-54-A model no. PJ-SI-54-A, from Punjab University, Chandigarh, circa 1960s. Photos of original state to show authenticity available on ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Indian Chairs

Materials

Cane

Set of Six Pierre Jeanneret Library Chairs in Teak and Cane
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn, NY
These Pierre Jeanneret library chairs (model PJ-SI-51-A) were originally designed for the University of Punjab's central library in Chandigarh in 1959. The frames are solid teak with...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Set of Six Pierre Jeanneret Library Chairs in Teak from Chandigarh, 1950s
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A set of six library chairs in teak and cane by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh, 1950. Cushions included.
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Teak and Cane Library Chair
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in New York, NY
Pierre Jeanneret library chair which was designed for the Panjab University Library reading rooms but also for other libraries of the city Chandigarh. The chair is made out of solid ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Side Chairs

Materials

Teak, Fabric, Cane

"Library" Chairs, by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Paris, FR
Set of 4 chairs «Library» by Pierre Jeanneret made for the Central Library of Punjab University in Chandigarh. Solid teak chair with cane seat.
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

  • "Library" Chairs, by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh
  • "Library" Chairs, by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh
  • "Library" Chairs, by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh
  • "Library" Chairs, by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh
H 29.93 in. W 16.15 in. D 15.75 in.
Pierre Jeanneret Library or Dining Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in New York, NY
Set of 10 teak and cane library chairs, model PJ-SI-51-A, circa 1960, by Pierre Jeanneret for the famous modernist capital city of Chandigarh, India designed by Le Corbusier, Jeanner...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Set of Six Library Side Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in West Chester, PA
Each have a caned seat and back, V-Type flared triangular legs and stretchers. Chandigarh, India, c. 1959. Dimensions: H 33.5-35" x W 16". x D 19" x SH 17". Le Corbusier Pierre Jean...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Teak, Cane

10 Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, 1959-1960
By Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier
Located in Morbio Inferiore, CH
Stunning and rare set 10 of library chairs This pieces comes from the famous Chandigarh project in India by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Set from an important private home co...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Set of Ten Library Chairs from Chandigarh by Jeanneret *6 on hold * 4 available
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A stunning very well matched set of 10 PJ-SI-51-A Library or dining chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret for the University Library in Chandigarh India. Incredibly difficult to cre...
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Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Pierre Jeanneret Solid Teak and Cane Library Chairs, #PJ-SI-51-A, circa 1959
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful, sophisticated and classy handmade set of six solid teak and cane "Library Chairs" (PJ-SI-51-A) by Pierre Jeanneret for the Punjab University Library in Chandigarh, India...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Solid Teak and Cane "Library" Chairs, circa 1959, Set of Six
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful, sophisticated and classy handmade set of six solid teak and cane "Library Chairs" (PJ-SI-51-A) by Pierre Jeanneret for the Punjab University Library in Chandigarh, India...
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Rare Pierre Jeannette Library Chairs for Chandigarh
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A terrific pair of library or side chairs by Pierre Jeannette for the Chandigarh project. These two chairs are from the same building and are a nicely matched pair. Very rare as on...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Biography and Important Works

If his famed cousin and longtime colleague Charles-Édouard Jeanneret — better known as Le Corbusier — was the visionary, then Pierre Jeanneret was the member of the architecture and design team who got things done. In recent years, Jeanneret has emerged from Le Corbusier’s shadow, as collectors have discovered his simple and striking furniture creations.


Jeanneret studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva and after he graduated in 1921 he became a partner in Le Corbusier’s office in Paris. The pair collaborated on numerous residential projects, most notably the Villa Savoye, the iconic modernist house in suburban Paris completed in 1931. Jeanneret also worked with the great Charlotte Perriand on the Grand Modele line of tubular metal furnishings that was a sensation at the annual Salon d’Automne design expo in 1929. A rift developed between Jeanneret and his cousin during World War II, as the former joined the French resistance, while Le Corbusier cooperated with the occupation Vichy authorities. The two did not work together again until 1950, when Le Corbusier persuaded Jeanneret to help execute the master plan for the new city of Chandigarh in Punjab, India. Jeanneret lived and worked there until the final years of his life.


A hallmark of Jeanneret’s furniture designs is his great sensitivity to materials. In contrast to the tubular-steel chairs produced by Marcel Breuer and other members of the Bauhaus, the chromed metal pieces designed by Jeanneret and Perriand — including such as the now-classic LC/4 chaise longue and the Grand Confort lounge chair — have a sensuous, relaxed and welcoming look. Conversely, while Jeanneret uses essentially geometric forms for his wooden seating pieces, they exude warmth by nature of the material. One of his first manufactured designs in wood is the Model 92 Scissors chair, licensed by Hans and Florence Knoll when they were touring postwar France. But Jeanneret’s finest work in furniture was done in Chandigarh, and these are the pieces that have earned him recent renown. Crafted of teak, the designs range from low-slung lounge chairs and armchairs with cane seats to desks and tables, most with Jeanneret’s signature drafting compass-shaped legs. Many such pieces on the market today are refurbished, having been found by dealers languishing in scrapyards in India in the late 1990s. Chandigarh is now taking better care of its modernist heritage, making available Jeanneret works all the rarer.

Finding the Right Chairs for You

Chairs are an indispensable component of your home and office. Can you imagine your life without the chair you love?

With the exception of rocking chairs, the majority of the seating in our homes today — antique and vintage Windsor chairs, chaise longues, wingback chairs — originated in either England or France. Art Nouveau chairs, the style of which also originated in those regions, embraced the inherent magnificence of the natural world with decorative flourishes and refined designs that blended both curved and geometric contour lines. While craftsmanship and styles have evolved in the past century, chairs have had a singular significance in our lives, no matter what your favorite chair looks like.

“The chair is the piece of furniture that is closest to human beings,” said Hans Wegner. The revered Danish cabinetmaker and furniture designer was prolific, having designed nearly 500 chairs over the course of his lifetime. His beloved designs include the Wishbone chair, the wingback Papa Bear chair and many more.

Other designers of Scandinavian modernist chairs introduced new dynamics to this staple with sculptural flowing lines, curvaceous shapes and efficient functionality. The Paimio armchair, Swan chair and Panton chair are vintage works of Finnish and Danish seating that left an indelible mark on the history of good furniture design.

“What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts,” said Ray Eames. 

Visionary polymaths Ray and Charles Eames experimented with bent plywood and fiberglass with the goal of producing affordable furniture for a mass market. Like other celebrated mid-century modern furniture designers of elegant low-profile furnishings — among them Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Finn Juhl — the Eameses considered ergonomic support, durability and cost, all of which should be top of mind when shopping for the perfect chair. The Eameses introduced numerous icons for manufacturer Herman Miller, such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, molded plywood dining chairs the DCM and DCW (which can be artfully mismatched around your dining table) and a wealth of other treasured pieces for the home and office.

A good chair anchors us to a place and can become an object of timeless appeal. Take a seat and browse the rich variety of vintage, new and antique chairs on 1stDibs today.